Wed, September 4, 2019

Exceptional Performances from Sheldon Academy of Sport


A recent run of exceptional performances from Sheldon Academy of Sport athletes has continued to cement Sheldon College’s sporting reputation at a national level.

At the National Cross Country Championships, where 11 Sheldon College athletes represented Queensland, Lachlan Cornelius was crowned 16 Year Boys’ National Champion after winning his race, and our State Champion girls’ team claimed silver in their bid to represent Australia at next year’s World Schools Cross Country Championships in Slovakia.  Further to this, 2018 graduate, Jamie Hiscock, who continues to train at Sheldon College with Sheldon Academy of Sport Head Athletics Coach, Ben Norton, won gold in the Under 20 Women’s race, finishing ahead of a Commonwealth Games athlete and multiple Australia Cross Country representatives.

Meanwhile in the pool, Jamie Jack returned from the Australia School Sport Swimming Championships in Melbourne with two individual gold medals, having been crowned National Champion in the 17 to 19 Year Boys’ 50m and 100m freestyle events.  Sheldon Academy of Sport Head Swimming Coach, Alex Jordan, was particularly pleased with the execution of Jamie’s race plan in the 100m freestyle final, in which Jamie shaved a full second from his 2019 Age Nationals PB of 52.9s in Adelaide, to finish the Melbourne final in 51.9s.  For Jamie, these incredible results come on top of his 50m freestyle Age Nationals title from earlier in the year.  Jamie now looks forward to representing Queensland yet again in Canberra at the State Teams Championships in October.

Prior to the above competitions, Year 11 student, Kalani Lang made his debut for Australia at the Oceania Athletics Championships in Townsville.  There, Kalani produced a personal best performance to claim silver in the Under 18 Boys’ 800m event, before backing up strongly to win gold as part of Australia’s victorious 4 x 400m relay team.  Lang, who moved to Sheldon College a year ago to combine a great academic education with world-class athletics facilities and coaching, was thrilled that his years of hard work and persistence are now paying dividends at the highest levels, and was delighted to share his first international experience with Sheldon Academy of Sport’s Head Athletics Coach, Ben Norton, who was part of Athletics Australia’s coaching team in Townsville.  2018 Sheldon College graduate, Jamie Hiscock, also competed for Australia in Townsville, winning silver in the Under 21 Women’s 1500m event.

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"The Sheldon Academy of Sport offers professionally coached programs in Athletics, Swimming and Tennis, utilising Sheldon College’s world-class sporting facilities, with a goal of enabling committed athletes to reach their full sporting potential."

Mr David Savage – Director, Sheldon Academy of Sport